We all have unique interests and talents. Deepening your knowledge, expanding your skills and connecting with supportive, like-minded individuals can be an incredible, health enhancing experience.

     Hi there, it’s Elaine Gardner, the founder of DesignYourHealthyLife.com. I want to encourage you to think about learning and growing your thought processes and experiencing new activities and people and environments. I believe, strongly believe, that continuous learning is an incredible way, not only to keep your brain healthy, but to keep you energized and impassioned and excited about different things in the world. Each of us has skills and talents and interests that we can deepen in numerous ways, and attending events and classes and exhibits and things like that, are an incredible way to honor and connect and grow and expand those interests and passions.

     This is really on my mind today because I just got back from an amazing weekend in Phoenix, AZ with a thousand entrepreneurs. And even just the energy of being in a room where people are understanding what their talents and skills are, and developing them so that they can deliver packages and programs and business offerings that help the world and help other people, and to do it with integrity. And yes, they earn money creating their businesses, but it’s a lot of hard work and it’s a lot of passion. And just the energy of being in that environment was outstanding!

     To create businesses in a heart centered way, it’s just so expansive to see people doing those kinds of things, and so inspiring to see what regular people can do. Just ordinary people, people like you, people like me, taking their ideas and running with them and helping so many people. And yes, they create income for themselves so they can support their family and develop an amazing lifestyle as well, but those material things that they create just give them further reach so they can do more things in the world. It’s just so expansive and amazing.

     An incredible learning experience, and just something I highly recommend, is that you connect with those types of environments where you learn and you’re with inspired people who are like-minded, who understand you and encourage you and you can go and be yourself. And if you’re having a bad day, or doubting yourself, or falling apart in some way, there’s people to lift you up and encourage you. And for you to find people, mentors, that you can use as an example, it was just an amazing, amazing experience. And I really want to encourage you to have those kinds of experiences for yourself where you create that continuous learning environment and be with people who uplift and uphold you. And have that sense of community, so if you’re having a bad day or questioning your skills or your judgment, you have someone to fall back on or people to share your successes with, because not everybody is going to understand.

     If you’re learning how to play the piano and you master this great song, you want to have somebody that you can share that with who will be excited for you. There’s so much potential built into that continuous learning and reaching out, and being part of those communities where people do the same kinds of things that you enjoy doing, and talk in the same kind of way, use the same kind of language that you do. It’s just an amazing, amazing experience. And yes, there was energy that went into that; it was an investment. I spent time, I spent money, I went to Phoenix, AZ. I was in a different time zone and I got home in the middle of the night. And I’m not really quite sure what day it is today or what time it is after traveling in that way. And I didn’t get enough sleep last night because I arrived home in the middle of the night. But I’m so energized and inspired by the experience that I had, it was all worth it.

     I couldn’t encourage you enough to reach out and find those kinds of experiences that give you that incredible inspiration and that mental power and that energetic uplift. It’s just priceless, absolutely priceless. So I’d love to hear from you! What are you passionate about? What have you always thought about trying but maybe didn’t think you’d have the talent or the skills for? Start thinking about those things or dabbling in some creative pursuits. We do lots of things when we’re young and we lose sight of those things, like painting and drawing and coloring. The list goes on and on and on about the interests that you can have and the way they can enhance your life is just endless. So I’d love to hear from you and if I could encourage you to start pursuing any of those things that you’re a little unsure about or that you dreamed about when you were a little kid, I’d love to support you in that area. I’m always interested in sharing health tips for you so that you can create the health that you deserve and live an amazing, healthy, long, inspired, fulfilling life. Talk to you soon!